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breaking news, a warning on american churches. look out for suspicious activity. pledge to isis. the man in the christmas market attack was killed in a shoot-out by italian police even as isis issues a warning as he vows terror. and nuclear articles race. russia's vladimir putin vows to keep one the u.s. in any new arms race. trump basically says, bring it
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on. and from russia will love. trump shares what he calls a very nice letter from putin in which the russia leader calls for steps to restore cooperation. trump says he hopes both sides can live up to those thoughts. wolf blitzer is off. this is "the situation room." be on the lookout for suspicious activity saying isis sympathizers are calling for attacks on churches and holiday gatherers in the united states. the man wanted or the attacking a berlin christmas market has been shot dead in italy. at the same time, isis has released video of the attacker, vowing allegiance to the terror group and calling for attacks. that comes as german officials say he was considered one of the most dangerous in the country
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months before the attack. russian president vladimir putin is vowing to keep one the united states in any new arms race after a tweet from president-elect donald trump that the u.s. must expand its nuclear capability. trump upped the andy saying we'll outmatch them. he is also released what he calls a very nice letter from putin, calling for cooperation. and the united states abstains as the u.n. security council votes to condemn israeli settlements. donald trump who publicly called for a veto tweets that things will be different an january 20th. i'll speak with the homeland skurs committee and our correspondents, analysts and guests have full coverage. we have two breaking terror stores. the fbi is warning that isis sim that a hate , sympathizers are calling for attacks. and we have brian todd with the fast moving events in europe.
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>> we're getting new information from german and u.s. intelligence fwls the chief suspect in the berlin attack now dead, we're told intelligence agencies are scrambling to find out if he had accomplices and if so corks they be accelerating plans for attacks. a video made by this killer has rais raised alarms from here in washington to berlin. chilling new video tonight of the man police say carried out the berlin truck attack. carried his allegiance to isis and its leader. in the video, 24-year-old tunisian anis amri threatens to attack western targets. >> translator: we will slaughter you pigs. they have a nation behind them. their spilled blood will be revenged by god's will. >> sources tell cnn, intelligence officials from washington to berlin are scrambling to dissect this video and other clues to learn if amri had accomplices. >> we continue it at full speed.
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it is now above all about uncovering networks. >> the video does not refer to monday's truck attack that killed a dozen people and there's no indication of when or where the video was filmed but it was released by isis. >> it gives us some window into his connection to isis. it may not be isis directed but it may be a mix. individuals that find their offline and online connections and use to it advance the ideology. >> it emerged hours after anis amri was killed in a shoot-out with police in milan. police stopped him because they thought he was suspiciously. when they asked to see his payments, he pulled a .22 gun out of his backpack. the confrontation raises critical new questions over how europe's most wanted man was allowed to get out of germany. the italian news agency says he went through france and into italy. german authorities coming under increasing criticism.
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two intelligence the officials say for months he was considered one of the most dangerous islamists in the country. he had been placed on a list of about 550 dangerous people earlier this year. german authorities knew he was connected to an isis recruitment network and knew he had talked about launching attacks. >> all these data points suggested he was somebody of major consequence. the fact the cops and the intelligence folks didn't put a ring around him immediately suggests that something fell down through cracks. >> jerel an officials did not respond to our request for comment that they allowed anis amri to slim through cracks in their muslim. but angela merkel did say that her security measures will look at what needs to be adapted. >> you're also getting pushback from the officials. >> we have sboen several intelligence and law enforcement
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proef professionals all week. they say it takes between 25 and 40 intelligence officers just to track one suspect. they don't have the manpower or the resources. many people are saying they should have kept an eye on this guy. more breaking news. isis sympathizers post a threat to the united states with churches and holiday events being potential targets. let's look at this new warning. this just came out this afternoon. >> it came out in the last few hours. this is a bulletin that went out to law enforcement and private security companies around the country. it needs part, isis sympathizers continue aspirational call for attacks on holiday gatherings including targeting churches. in reason days some pro isis websites have called for attacks on churches. they published a list of thousands of churches in the united states including the
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addresses. this is a publicly available listing. and we should in europe they issued a terrorism warning to troops and their families there. they are suggesting they take precautions such as going to the mall in offpeak hours and avoiding less public areas. >> why is this coming out now? are there any imminent threats? >> right now law enforcement agencies are being asked to look for suspicious activity. there's no specific credible threat in the united states. in the last couple days they've noticed following the attack in berlin, they've noticed an increase in threat intelligenceful this is a time of year that they typically see that. so nothing out of ordinary. in the last, in the past, we've seen, jim, that isis has mostly called for attacks on military and law enforcement. this going after churches would be the ultimate in soft targets. >> and it is good to be
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cautious. we appreciate it. joining there me now, a member of the homeland security committee. congressman, thank you for joining us. the fbi and dhs issued that bulletin today. you heard evan talk about it. about the isis threat. what can you tell us about this threat based on what you're hearing on the committee? >> right. what we're hearing is that there is no specific threat out there. this is a general threat that was posted on the website. a few hours ago, a list of a good number of churches in the u.s. and abroad and it is something they do from time to time in an effort to spread terror and fear. but right now, i've not been made aware of any specific credible threat from isis. >> congressman, it seems like a shift in targets. we've sustain threats focus more on military and law enforcement targets. is this warning a response to what we saw in berlin? it seems logical that this is a response in some measure to what
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happened in berlin. >> well, there is no question that isis has a much different tact. they want to inspire home grown terrorism through internet. through dark spaces of the internet. and trying to get people to rise up and create acts of terrorism whenever and wherever possible. they offer suggestions as to the type of terrorism. we saw them at the pulse nightclub, for example. and they're doing it now with respect to the holidays. they're trying to inspire people and hope that someone picks up that mantle. inspiring attacks like we saw in germany. unfortunately, i think we'll see it continue. >> as for the attacker in berlin, amri, he was killed in italy. it is believed he traveled there from france. not only was he able to elude german authorities, he was able to travel through two other countries in europe. was this a failure of european
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intelligence? did they drop the ball? >> no. i think it is something we saw first hand for ourselves. i won't a delegation last year and every place we went to has been the single of a major terrorist attack cynic we've been there. we went to turkey, to berlin, to brussels and paris. and everywhere we went, we were told the same thing. because of the 28 european union is set up, that you can travel freely between countries. it is very hard to track terrorists. what they're doing. and it is hard to track those going to the middle east and come back. so it is a huge gap in security, in western europe. and it leaves us as a result early in in the united states. most of the western european countries, we have visa-sri travel agreements. >> and we have so many pressing questions. one of which is did this attacker have help? do you think he could have done this alone? especially when it comes the traveling all the way to italy.
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>> i would be shocked if he didn't have some stance somewhere along the way. that's part of the problem. i trust now that negligent now this event has happened, they're going to turn over every rock to try to find out who his accomplices are. we do a much better job in the united states, tracking individuals to be known to the isis sympathizers. but it is still a very difficult process. you add into that that people can travel freely between countries. and i think that the germans just had a tough time with this. and it is a sign of a bigger problem that they have to recognize and address. that traveling between countries without any passports, without any checks at the borders is a huge problem. and they have on prog there's an awful lot of radicalized individuals. they have to do a better job of leading the warning signs. he was on our no fly list.
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so they would have gotten on a plane to the united states and we would have tracked them for sure. >> the video was released by isis' news agency showing amri pledging his allegiance to isis. you chaired a task force on foreign fighters. how effective are these recruiting individuals? it seems like every time we have one of these attacks, there is a video attached to it. >> there is. think about what they're doing. they do it in the united states as well. they cull the internet every day trying to find people to carry the mantle, carry the torch. they take that person, go to the dark space of the internet. radicalize them and recruit them and get them ready to do these acts of violence. it is a huge problem that we have to address going forward. we take lot of measures in congress. a lot more to do this term. >> stand by. we want to take a quick break. we'll come back and talk about
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this and some other very pressing foreign policy national security crises happening around the world. we'll be right back.
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russian president vladimir putin is vowing to keep up in any new arms race with the
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united states. that come after president-elect donald trump tweeted that the u.s. needs to strengthen its nuclear capability. let's turn to cnn. correspondent barbara starr. a lot of activity today. where is this headed? >> a lot of activity. just a few months ago, who would have thought we would be talking about the possibility of a nuclear arms race. mr. trump saying today essentially, if there is going to be an arms race, so be it. that was his statement of the day. and that was followed by a trump spokesman trying on clarify. wasn't just about russia but that mr. trump was putting his cards on the table. he would be a strong leader against any country that might engage in nuclear weapons. okay. so for his part, mr. putin said he would do anything to keep up with the u.s., match for match. if there was going to be a race on nuclear weapons. but he was a little bit dismissive of trump, saying he can't see anything new in
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trump's tweets about upgrading the nuclear arsenal. here's the bottom line. both countries are upgrading their nuclear arsenal. very costly to go ahead and expand it. but all of these statements being watched around the world by countries like china, pakistan, iran and north korea. who are trying to decide what to do about their nuclear arsenals. >> absolutely. but donald trump also released what he calls a, quote, very nice letter from vladimir putin. are they looking to head off any tensions? >> nice letters back and forth. i guess it depends how much you are willing to believe anything that vladimir putin says. certainly the obama administration does not. so ask yourself the motivation for vladimir putin to send such a nice letter to donald trump. vladimir putin wants something and he wants it bad. and that is for sanctions to be lifted. he needs relief for the russian economy at a time when the oil prices have been falling. the russian revenue is down.
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he is looking to get u.s. dollars back into his economy and it has to be nice to donald trump. that may be a price he is very willing to pay. >> this may be the start of negotiations. barbara, thank you very much. we appreciate it. we're back with republican congressman, a member of the homeland security. what do you make of this letter? it is released after a kremlin spokesman said the dialogue between the u.s. and russia is frozen. it didn't seem very frozen in that letter. >> well, i liken to it two heavyweight fighters. just taking jabs at each other. trying to figure each other out and whether they'll fight or hug. and it is not such a bad thing that russia doesn't fully understand what our strategy will be going forward. i think that's a strength. and i think, i've heard nothing first of all, from my discussions in congress so far since the election that would suggest that we're willing to, or want to engage in an arms race. i think what mr. trump is signaling is that, listen, we
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will if we have to. and we'll do what we have to to maintain our safety as a country. and i welcome you as a friend. if you want to be a friend. if not, we're going to have a problem. and it sounds a little bit like someone we heard from 1980. mr. reagan. and i think taking a tough stance to let him know we're not to be trifld with is a refreshing change from the last eight years where russia basically the things with impunity and weren't called on the carpet for anything. and at the beginning of the obama administration, they were looking for a reset. russian relations with the united states are terrible and anything we can do to improve those and make this world a better place, let's go forward. >> and i have to ask you. the u.s. abstained from a u.n. security council vote condemning israel for settlement activity in the west bank. what is your reaction to the move? we saw donald trump's reaction. he essentially slammed and it said there will be a knew
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posture come january 20th. what do you think? >> i think he's absolutely right. when i went to the middle east in that delegation, i sat across from benjamin netanyahu for two hours and listened to him tell us how under siege he is from all sides. and they're a democracy in a sea of dictatorships. and we have basically cut them adrift last eight years and i think that's terrible. we have to let them know that we have their back. what they did today at the u.n. by not objecting and not vetoing the resolution is a seed change with respect to israel. they have to know that we have their back. they have to know we're their ally and we'll support them moving forward. so i strongly support trump's stance on this issue. israel has to be taken care of. >> thank you very much. merry christmas, happy hannukkah. >> and to you as well.
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federal authorities are warning of an isis threat. the christmas market terrorist has been killed. from the counter extremism project and justice correspondent evan perez. federal authorities are warning about threats on churches and holiday events. this is something we really haven't heard much about before. threats to churches. is this a shift in tactics? and how is this connected to what happened in berlin? >> it's not really a shift in tactics for isis, given what they've been up to in the middle east. they've been targeting christians from the inception. going back to when they were al qaeda in iraq.
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i think when it comes the western targets, they're looking for softer targets, as we say. it used to be at a premium. look what just happen to anis amri? he was shot and killed by to italian police officers. going after christians at christmas, they want to frame this in a clash of civilizations between western christiandom and islam. for them the binary is muslims november place being in the west in any democratic society. these places are inherently inhospitable to muslims and islam. so this is very dangerous. you don't have to be an islamic terrorist to shoot up a church. look what dylann roof did. >> how often do we hear about these warnings after an attack like this? it seems as if they did this
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because of what happened in berlin this week. >> yeah. it definitely is partly because of what happened in berlin. just a couple days ago, i was talking on law enforcement intelligence officials and they said they noticed that it seemed rather quiet. and then berlin happened. and it took a couple days. and then the chatter and the threat stream sort of lit up. and that's what we see now. it is almost on schedule. we see this at the end of the year. we always see increasing threats. especially around the new year holiday. that's what we expect and the fact that he was able to get from berlin to milan, across to france. we cherish the openness of western europe. we've all been on euro rails, crisscrossing that part of the world. but this is a vulnerable that has to be dealt with. >> we have 26 members of the e.u. with open borders. this did pose a problem in this
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case. >> we've seen a number of blunders from the first moment they apprehended the wrong suspect to the mishandling of the investigation during numerous points along the way. so it is holiday season. there is nothing new about trying to do attacks during holiday season. isis has said this for months. the department had a warning out in november about christmas markets ask holiday markets. and i'm sure you'll see it for the inauguration. >> it seem amri was connected to an isis recruitment network. what do we know about this network? is this another example of the lone wolf attack here's are attracted to isis through social media? and they're just brought right into their system? >> no. i don't think this is lone wolf at all. i think we have a false distinction that is drawn. if you haven't gone over to syria and iraq and joined up and
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been trained, suddenly you're a lone wolf by having committed an act of terror. anis amri was part of the german recruitment network or cell, whatever you want to call it. it was run by a guy who was arrested, along with four other isis sympathizers in early november. and we know about his prom negligence because a guy he sent to years why to join isis, who then sub squnlly defected, identified him as the number one recruiter in all of germany. according to his two deputies who was responsible for handling him, he was given a choice. he himself could emigrate to syria and join isis and fight on the middle eastern battlefield there or he could perpetrate an attack on german soil. and he signed off on that. and he was being managed, he was being handled by this very large and frankly, we don't know to what extent it is. and i agree that he absolutely
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help getting from better 39 milan. and there is no way did he this on his own. and he has a connection to isis hq because they released his last will and testament. so this is anything but lone wolf. this is isis coordinated. make no mistake. >> i think jumping off what they just. they believe there was something in italy. he previously stopped him. trying to get from germ notice italy. there was something there. part of the network exists there. we know it was in central europe and germany. it goes into the balkans and the western part of europe. so they know they're many touch with peel in syria who are still serving as command and control.
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directing attacks. and i think everybody is trying to figure out how deep it is. & and isis in western europe. there appears to be a network that is under the surface and the intelligence community can't seem to get at it. >> there is a network. it is much more significant in brussels and paris and we've seen in it previous attacks. having said that, going back one other point. while there was, it is clear it wasn't lone wolf. >> the cell takes initiative to do on it its own. they may not have known that they would take on that particular week and drive it into the market. that helps the attack stay you understand the radar of law enforcement. it gives them autonomy to do it without direction. so it is a hybrid.
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it is not exactly a lone wolf. it is part of a network and connections back to isis and clearly this individual is not operating by himself. but he may have done some of the planning on his own with maybe one or two individuals within germany at the time. too early to say. we'll know more when the investigation continues. >> thanks 57. great insights into a very worrying subject. coming up, vladimir putin's christmas letter to donald trump. warm words among words of talk of a nuclear arms race. best ne. with no surprise overages, you can use your data worry free and even carry over the data you don't use. and right now get four lines and 20 gigs for only $40 per line. you'll even get the iphone 7, the samsung galaxy s7, the pixel phone by google, or the motoz droid absolutely free. hurry, these offers end soon. get the best deals and the best network, only on verizon.
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zmm president-elect donald trump is taking it further. telling a news anchor off camera, let it be an arms race. they said they want to strengthen their nuclear capabilities. ryan is here with more. they seem to be enamored with each other. now it's happening with the competition. it seem the president-elect not in vacation mode. long weighing in on a number of topics, talking about a global nuclear articles race. and his son's charitable
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foundation. tonight curiously warm relationship between president-elect trump and vladimir putin is on full display. releasing larry that putin wrote to trump more than a week ago. he said that he hopes the u.s. and russia will take real steps to restore the framework of by lateral cooperation in different areas. trump describes it as very nice and says putin's thoughts are so correct. >> trump said it would be proper to normalize and it can't be worse. and i agree with him. we will think about it together. >> while trump seem open to a friendly relationship with russia, he is warning he won't back down. after tweeting that tuesday must greatly strengthen and expand the nuclear capability, trump was asked off camera by an msnbc host to clarify his message. >> let it be an arms race. we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.
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>> the incoming press secretary shawn spicer said the president-elect's tweets should be taken literally. >> he will put our nation's security and safety first. he won't worry about how he will do it. >> but democrats are raising concerns about the tweets. >> we can't have a president who tweets one thing at 5:00 a.m. and his press walks it back at 7:00. >> it is and not just foreign policy that he is tweeting about. this morning he bemoaned his son's having to avoid conflict of interest charges. >> it is called pay for play. >> today, writing, my wonderful son eric will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict of interest with my presidency. isn't this a ridiculous shame? he loves these kids. he has raised millions of
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dollars for them and now must stop. wrong answer. trump taking to twitter to talk about the tremendous cost of lock lead martin's huge cost of the fighter jet. it is the latest example the president-elect intervening with government contracts following his criticism of the cost of the new air force one being developed by boeing. and today trump spent the morning playing golf in south florida with tiger woods. and it was about a year ago where trump told a campaign rally in michigan that president obama was playing too much golf, and ironically, he said that he's been playing more golf than of all people, tiger woods. >> and we want to look at the final scores. thank you very much. joining us now, our political experts. let's go right to you, dana bashful trump tweeted yesterday, talking about russia and nuclear capabilities. the united states must greatly
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strengthen and expand its nuclear capability. he escalated that saying apparently to msnbc, let it be an arms race. what do you make of all this? it sounds like a departure from u.s. policy. it is anything goes and he will set the agenda however he likes. >> because it is a departure from decades of u.s. policy. anybody who was not expecting things like this were not watching your reports from the campaign trail. didn't see the 75,000 rallies that did he where he gave a version of, not this specific idea of a nuclear arms race, but broadly, changing the way things are done. and mixing it up. and in his business life, the times that he seems to have the most success is when he has his enemies, maybe just the person
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he is negotiating with across the table, confused about what his position is. it gives him leverage. it seems that campaign candidate donald trump will be just like president donald trump when it come to using twitter on the world stage. kellyanne conway is saying that trump isn't using policy on twitter. it sure sounds like it. what do you think in. >> he is not making policy. they are not chiselled in granite. but they aren't just thought bubbles or hashtag making america great again. he is getting fairly granular with the policy issues. whether he changes position or not is another thing. >> you talk about the fa-18, he got into the idea of whether he wants to price out a different time of jet, not mentioning that
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one is a the fighter and one is not. he is riling the stock price of lockheed martin. it does matter. he is the president-elect of the united states. not just a commentator or a candidate. >> we saw the letter that the transition put out from vladimir putin to donald trump. donald trump described it as a very nice her. they were saying relations are frozen. are we on ice? are we warming up? where are we? >> i think they want to make it seem as if there is a warming on the horizon. the trump letter and the release of the trump letter from the trump transition is almost purely symbolic. this letter was sent and received a while ago. and they decided today to release it. and it is also very pro forma. it is similar to letters that putin stone obama on fourth of july this year, the previous
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year. so some of this is about making a show of saying, we're going to do things a little differently. here's proof. putin sent us this really nice note. and i think to trump's benefit at the moment. he wants to make it clear the state of u.s./russia relations right now under obama is colder than he would like it to be. he wants to warm it up. we still don't know how far this will go and how far it will go. >> don't you think it is a tactic that we've seen so many times, he made the comment this morning saying, okay, let's have a nuclear arms race. and then two hours later, i think it was. maybe three. they released the eight-eight-old letter. don't look at this. look over here. >> but at the same time, to have a president, you've been covering politics in washington for a long time. to see a presidential transition where you have one man in the white house. one person waiting in the wings
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and you have the man waiting in the wings to become president, still 28 or so days from being sworn in saying let the be an arms race. i guess it is sort of unpress dwentd the s just yet. it is an unprecedented move. >> the tradition is one president at a time. and you know this. the white house, i was going to stay campaign, the white house has felt like they've bent over backwards to follow model of george w. bush and how grateful they were to the obama team. with you that only goes so far when you are elected to disrupt things. that means doing everything in your power to disrupt things. >> there was one at the u.n. we'll talk about that next. more breaking news next. israeli outrage at the obama administration. why top officials are slamming
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in an unusual and controversial move, the united states today abstained as the
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u.n. security council approved a resolution condemning israeli settlement activity. israeli officials are accusing the obama administration of abandoning israel. donald trump, who called for a veto, tweeted that things will be different after january 20th. elise, it's a nonbinding resolution at the united nations. how significant is this move? >> i think it's very significant. i don't think you can underestimate what happened just now. it may be nonbinding but it's going to cause a lot of headaches for israel around the world, possibly with legal claims and it cuts against one of the core tenants that the u.s. has always stood by, which is to protect israel at the united nations. it's not unprecedented. previous presidents have done it. but in this case onsetlements, this is an issue that president obama thought was an obstacle to the peace process. this has been a real thorn in
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the side of relations, that's why the u.s. supported it. take a listen to the ambassador. >> today, the security council reaffirmed that settlements have no legal validity. the united states has been sending a message that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decades. our vote today is fully in line with bipartisan history of how american presidents have approached both the issue and the role of this body. >> and powers went on to say that the u.s. is a friend -- still is one of the greatest friends of israel. but as one very top senior israeli official said to a very top u.s. official yesterday, friends do not take friends to the security council. >> it does and sound very friendly. cnn's oren lieberman is in jerusalem, live with us. what's the reaction from there? >> reporter: israel has been
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furious for the past 24 hours, and that's not going away any time soon as we've seen in a statement from prime minister netanyahu's office. let me read you part of the statement. it says, the obama administration not only failed to protect israel against this gang-up at the u.n., it colluded with it behind the scenes. israel looks forward working with president-elect donald trump to negate the harmful effects of this absurd resolution. netanyahu making it very clear where he's already looking, he's looking to president trump for protection at the u.n. security council and looking to a fresh start with the relationship between the israeli prime minister and the american president. but that wasn't the end of it. he went a step further, taking diplomatic steps against new zealand and senegal, two of the four countries that introduced this resolution. he ordered israel's ambassadors to new zealand and senegal to immediately return to israel,
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canceled a visit from the foreign minister from senegal and canceled all foreign aid to senegal and more. so netanyahu taking steps against those countries that introduced this resolution. >> thank you very much. let's go back to our panel. dana bash, abby phillip and elise. let me put that tweet back up on the screen. as to the u.n., things will be different after january 20th, donald trump tweeting there. i mean, this could not have ended worse in terms of the relationship between president obama and prime minister netanyahu. it's just going to end badly. >> and we've seen it over and over again for the past eight years. i think you said this when you broke the story, that it's kind of a final thumb in the eye from this particular instance, from obama to netanyahu. there are lots of other reasons why. but i think it is really
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important to underscore what you were just talking about, which is that in the history of the state of israel, beginning with the birth of the state of israel, the u.n. security council has been the place that the u.s. has tried to protect israel. and the fact that samantha power abstained, which is saying we're not with you, we support this resolution, signals a change. and what this has done, talking about trump, your original question, has gotten democrats and republicans, people who really don't necessarily like donald trump's policies, behind him because they agree with his reaction to this. >> david, let me ask you this. are you all that surprised that president obama and the white house decided to take this move so close to the end of his administration? i don't want to say, well, maybe one last shot was deserved, because you keep in mind, prime minister netanyahu came to congress at the invitation of
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republicans, put his thumb in the president's eye in a very personal way. is this one last kidney shot before barack obama leaves the scene? >> yeah, i'm not sure how productive this is, jim. you know, the very first ask from the obama administration to the netanyahu administration back in 2009 was to stop building settlements. this is sort of like a book end to that. they weren't able to get anywhere on that issue. partly because they don't have a good personal relationship. i will say, though, i think it's worth saying that president obama has been blamed for, you know, souring relations with israel. and i think that to a degree, there has been friction, but it's worth repeating that president obama funded the iron dome missile defense shield to the tune of about $1 billion. just this september, the obama administration reached a 10-year, $38 billion military aid package with israel. so it's a mixed picture here in terms of whether or not he and
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president-elect trump are crossing wires. yeah, president obama has signalled with this and a couple of days ago making a move about arctic off-shore drilling, using a 60-year-old law that he's going to put the finishing touches on some of the things on his agenda, whether or not he can do anything about it going forward. >> good point. thank you very much. coming up, breaking news. the fbi warns that isis sympathizers are calling for attacks on churches and holiday gatherings here in the u.s. and tells law enforcement to be on the lookout for suspicious activity. you can use your data worry free and even carry over the data you don't use. and right now get four lines and 20 gigs for only $40 per line. you'll even get the iphone 7, the samsung galaxy s7, the pixel phone by google, or the motoz droid absolutely free. hurry, these offers end soon. get the best deals and the best network, only on verizon.
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happening now, breaking news. u.s. terror bulletin. tonight, a new warning that isis may be plotting attacks on american soil with churches among the possible targets. we'll look at the potential danger in the days ahead. isis allegiance. the berlin market attacker vows his support for the terror group on a video after he was gunned down in italy. up in arms. donald trump talks even tougher about expanding america's nuclear might, telling a tv news anchor, let it be an arms race. is he threatening vladamir putin? and unsettled. the obama administration refuses to veto a controversial u.n. resolution defying pressure from israel and from president-elect trump. this hour, new details on the

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